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Hotel Baraka B&B in Ronda’s Historic Centre *

Imagine a quiet haven away from the crowds, in the heart of Ronda’s Moorish quarter, a house that one could easily believe was once owned by a wealthy Moorish trader, and now your home away from home, in Ronda, Andalusia.

Baraka B&B is this place; a unique bespoke hotel in Ronda, with just three rooms, situated in a quiet pedestrian alleyway. The internal patio is the centrepiece of the entire house, the stars forming the ceiling. A central staircase winds it’s way to the roof, where a sun drenched terrace awaits, offering views of the hills surrounding Ronda.

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Hotel el Poeta in Ronda, Andalucia

El Poeta de Ronda Hotel, Ronda ****

The popular El Poeta de Ronda is named as such because it is built upon the old home of renowned poet Pedro Pérez Clotet. Although refurbished to provide a comfortable lodging for guests, the four-star hotel is designed to keep the traditional Andalusian style intact. All rooms are therefore designed to mirror the traditional Andalusian décor.

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Hotel Montelirio, Ronda ****

The Hotel Montelirio in Ronda is built within a 17th century palace overlooking the gorge, and from which the incredible Puente Nuevo can be seen. The hotel’s classic design meshes well with the culture-rich location however all facilities are thoroughly modern to ensure visitors demanding comfort and sophistication won’t be disappointed.

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Ronda's Hotel Parador

Best Hotels in Ronda and the Serranía

Within Ronda and the Serranía de Ronda, as well as the Sierra de Cadiz and Guadalteba there are over 100 hotels, so which do you choose for your holiday?

It all depends on your needs, do you prefer to be in the city or out in the country, and are you looking for comfort or is a traditional and authentic hotel more your scene. We’ve analysed our reader statistics and the top thirty hotels viewed on Ronda Today by readers over the last 6 months (Aug 2010 – Feb 2011) are as follows.

1. Hotel Parador Ronda
2. Hotel Acinipo Ronda
3. Hotel El Horcajo Montecorto
4. Hotel Cortijo Salinas Montecorto
5. Hotel Aire de Ronda
6. Hotel Baraka B&B Ronda
7. Hotel Jardin de la Muralla Ronda
8. Hotel Al Lago Zahara de la Sierra
9. Hotel Montelirio Ronda
10. Hotel Puerta de la Villa Grazalema
11. Hotel Apartementos El Polo Ronda
12. Hotel Fuerte Grazalema
13. Hotel Molino del Arco Ronda
14. El Galgo Country Hotel Benaojan
15. Hotel Caballo Andaluz Gaucin
16. Hotel Casas de Parauta
17. Hotel la Fuente de la Higuera Ronda
18. Hotel Hacienda la Herriza Gaucin
19. Hotel Ronda
20. Camping El Sur Ronda
21. Hotel El Poeta de Ronda
22. Hotel Molino del Santo Benaojan
23. Hotel El Almendral Setenil de las Bodegas
24. Hotel Las Errizas Alcala del Valle
25. Finca Maridadi B&B Ronda
26. Hotel Casas Rurales los Algarrobales El Gastor
27. Hotel San Gabriel Ronda
28. Hotel El Gecko Cortes de la Frontera
29. Hotel San Francisco Ronda
30. Hotel Enfrente Arte Ronda

Hotels in Ronda, Ratings and Expectations

Hotel ratings in Spain are notoriously difficult to assess, even more so when you discover many 3 star hotels seem old or the staff poorly trained, whereas as many 1 star hotels can be quite delightful and have more in common with a luxury hotel. So how do you decide which hotel in Ronda to stay in?

The short answer is to ignore star rating in many cases, yes a 4 star is almost always going to be better than a lower starred hotel if you’re looking for the convenience of a central city hotel. However once you leave the immediate city centre many of the lower starred hotels in the Ronda district could almost be considered 4 star.

The reason the star rating system is so poor is that it isn’t based on cleanliness, professionalism, modern amenities, or levels of luxury. Instead the star system is based on size of room and dining area, access to elevators, swimming pools, spas, parking, satellite TV, minimum level of a foreign language spoken by key personnel etc.

This tends to mean a rather old and in need to desperate renovation hotel can be awarded 4 stars, or a hotel with staff who speak phrasebook English and has a small 12″ TV with Canal+ reception will easily be awarded three stars. Generally a 5 star hotel in Andalucia will be a genuine 5 star and you’re almost certain to enjoy your stay, sadly Ronda doesn’t have any 5 star hotels yet.

The highest star rated hotels in Ronda are those with 4 stars, amongst them the Parador, El Poeta, Acinipo, Montelirio, Reina Victoria, San Gabriel, and Maestranza. Whilst outside Ronda you’ll find the Don Benito, Puerta de la Villa, Cortijo Salinas, Fuerte Grazalema, Hacienda la Herriza, and the Molino del Arco.

Guest reviews in websites such as Booking.com, Venere or TripAdviser are often a good indication of the satisfaction other guests have with your chosen hotel, but this is a completely separate mark of quality than the star ratings. Ronda Today is committed to ranking hotels based on their quality of service, guest enjoyment, and facilities provided, so we’re always excited to receive your comments.

Ronda's Old Town

Hotels in Ronda’s Old Town

There are many hotels in Ronda, and several of these are quite superb hotels, but quite a few of the people who visit Ronda have a particular desire to stay in the old town with its history and romantic stories. This is the protected zone of Ronda, with very little development allowed, so there aren’t many hotels to choose from. Here is our list of all hotels in Ronda’s old town.

Ronda’s old town extends from the Puente Nuevo along Calle Armiñan until the old walls and Almocabar Gate, and down as far as the Arab Baths, so we have included the Hotel Alavera de los Baños even though other travel guides might consider it outside the old town.

Hotel Montelirio ****
The Montelirio, housed in a 17th century palace, is one of Ronda’s most spectacular hotels perched as it is on the edge of the Tajo gorge, and with spectacular views from the pool of the Puente Nuevo. The Montelirio is 4 star hotel so you are assured everything you need to enjoy your stay in the city has been provided.

El Poeta de Ronda ****
Formerly the home of one of Spain’s best loved poets, Pedro Perez Clotet, the Hotel El Poeta de Ronda offers 12 four star rooms in a stately city building. The hotel has been fully refurbished to meet the standards expected by discerning visitors, and is centrally located at the corner of Calle Armiñan and Calle Tenorio.

Hotel San Gabriel ****
An 18th century home for the gentry, the Hotel San Gabriel is a favourite amongst celebrities and people with influence, and each room or suite offers comfort that is the equal of any luxury hotel.

Jardin de la Muralla ***

With its own tree-filled gardens and swimming pool, and next to the Espiritu Santo church, the Hotel Jardin de la Muralla is unique in Ronda, and more importantly, with just 6 rooms for guests, privacy, peace and quiet are assured.

Hotel Ronda *
Hotel Ronda is a small, modern, and clean hotel located directly in front of the ruined Palacio del Rey Moro. Family owned, and proudly so, guests immediately feel welcome and cared for when they stay.

Hotel Alavera de los Baños *
Next to Ronda’s Arab Baths and the Real Maestranza Equestrian Training Centre, the Hotel Alavera de los Baños is situated in the medieval Jewish Quarter of Ronda, and is an oasis of peace away from the crowds, and has its own swimming pool.

Baraka B&B *
Baraka, a word that means peacefulness in the Arabic language, is a delightful 3 room bed and breakfast decorated to appeal to those in search of special places to relax whilst seeing the sites of Ronda. Fresh orange juice and coffee, and Mollete de Antequera are offered every morning for breakfast.

Hotel Apartamentos El Polo
Several small self-catered apartments right in the very centre of the old town, between the town hall and Ronda’s largest church Santa Maria. Each apartment offers a small kitchenette and salon, and can be rented by the day or week.